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Kent Matthews
29 January 2014
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GDP growth of 0.7 per cent in the final quarter of 2013 has finally confirmed that the recovery is taking hold. Growth for 2013 as a whole has come in at just under 2 per cent. Whilst welcome, this...
Razeen Sally
24 June 2013
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The US, EU and China are the Big Three in the world. Since the global financial crisis, the conventional wisdom is that the US and EU are in decline, while China races ahead. I would turn this...
Richard Wellings
20 March 2013
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George Osborne continues to make the same error he made in previous budgets. He is assuming the British economy will return to robust growth from 2014 onwards and that this will deliver the higher...
Carlo Stagnaro
10 March 2013
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  Italy had its general election on February 25-26. The centre-left coalition led by the Democratic Party’s Pier Luigi Bersani obtained a large majority in the Chamber - where the...
Emmanuel Martin
5 March 2013
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French president Francois Hollande is walking on a tightrope. Many of the promises he has made seem to be untenable. Firstly, Mr. Hollande has failed to ‘stimulate’ French growth. The...
Philip Booth
26 July 2012
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The statisticians will be arguing about the last quarter’s growth figures for years. Was it really a 0.7 per cent fall in national income, a 0.9 per cent fall or a 0.5 per cent fall? If it...
Ángel Martín Oro
12 December 2011
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Almost everyone expected the Socialist Party to lose the recent Spanish elections by a wide margin. Their mismanagement of the economic crisis destroyed their credibility with the Spanish people,...
Mark Littlewood
21 October 2011
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  A year has now passed since the government published the results of its Comprehensive Spending Review. Brazenly, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has marked the...
Kristian Niemietz
9 May 2011
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I recently gave a talk at the Libertarian Alliance entitled ‘Spirit Level Egalitarianism, Happiness Economics and Steady State Economics’. When asked where the Spirit Level debate was...
Kristian Niemietz
16 February 2011
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A programme for the liberation of the UK economy’s supply side must include an overhaul of the dysfunctional welfare system. The present system contains various poverty traps which create...